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The Secrets of Longevity & Healthy Aging in Okinawa Island, Japan

I used to think that there were only a handful of people over the age of 100 in the world. How wrong was I about secrets of longevity! The Japanese island of Okinawa alone has about 457 of healthy aging people. It is considered to be the healthiest place in the world, where the average life expectancy of an Okinawan woman is 86, and man’s is 78. Not only do they live long lives, they live very healthy and happy ones too. A fine example is 96-year-old martial artist Seikichi Uehara, who, at his age, defeated a thirty-something ex-boxing champion. And also Nabi Kinjo, the 105-year-old woman who hunted down a poisonous snake and killed it with a fly swatter.

The Secrets of Longevity

The Okinawans’ secret, I’ve come to understand, lies in two things – their food, and their attitude towards ...

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